Research seminar of the Collège d'études mondiales

 

This seminar is intended to serve as a venue for discussion and reflection for humanities and social science researchers who confront each day the methodological and epistemological changes required for accurate interpretation of contemporary phenomena. In French, this paradigm shift is often placed under the heading globalisation or mondialisation. This seminar will attempt to show that these two terms are not synonymous, but that each requires specific definition of the issues and concepts associated with it.

While the introduction of the terms “global” and “world” in the social sciences and humanities surely necessitates a rethinking of relationships in space (change in geopolitical relations, in economic hegemonies, in the interpretation of migratory phenomena, etc.), relationships in time are no less affected (historical linearity requires an increasingly complex and holistic interpretation, the processes that constitute subjective viewpoints are driven by different and sometimes anachronistic time scales, study of collective memory phenomena show that national frameworks alone are insufficient, etc.).

The research seminar of the Collège d’études mondiales is for researchers who wish to discuss these changes and consider the implications for their specific fields, or possibly to undertake joint cross-disciplinary work.

Access to the seminar is limited. Please contact college.info@msh-paris.fr if you are interested.